It goes without saying that your heart is a major organ. It is well-protected behind bone, muscle, and significant tissue. Motor vehicles further protect your chest and heart from injury with seat belts, air bags, and size cushions. But this does not mean that your heart is impervious to damage. Heart injuries caused by a New Mexico auto accident are common, especially in New Mexico trucking accidents. This means that victims could suffer irreparable and permanent damage to their heart which could create a lifetime of disability. In severe cases it could result in the wrongful death of a victim.